Splashing out cash from lake races
Mayor of Scarborough, Cllr Joe Plant, presented cheques to a number of local charities on behalf of the Rotary Club of Scarborough Cavaliers.
The Rotary Club’s presentation evening was held at the Downe Arms Country Inn, Wykeham.
Funds were raised over the year including at the club’s eighth annual dragon boat racing at Wykeham Lakes in June which has raised over £70,000 since it began in 2010. Boat sponsors, paddlers and representatives from local charities attended the showcase which distributed over £6,000 to the chosen charities.
The chosen charities for the Rotary Club’s donations are: PDSA, Yorkshire Air Ambulance, Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, YMCA Scarborough, Kingfisher Swimming Club, Richard Fox Memorial Club, Just for William, Scarborough Talking News, Scarborough Hospital Chemotherapy Department, Whitby Wildlife Sanctuary, Willows Lull Children’s Charity, 739 Squadron ATC, Scarborough Samaritans, Liam Critchett’s Next Step, Saint Catherine’s, Rainbow Centre and Macmillan Cancer Support.
Dial a Ride , Springhead School, SASH and Scarborough Survivors have also been selected by the club as the charities for this year’s focused support.